As I get ready to hand the reigns over to Rebecca Tay for her coverage of London Fashion Week, let’s take a moment to digest what went down this week in New York. From the top trends developing to some of the best moments, I attempt to break it down in an orderless top 10:
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From the unstoppable Courtin-Clarins girls to the out-of-control Proenza Schouler show, we count the top 10 trends and moments of New York Fashion Week
It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of inventive manicures (check out our DIY Nails video series and Nail Corner column for further proof) and without a doubt the best inspiration comes from the runways. It’s worth pointing out that nude nails—that is, sheer taupe shades in barely-there colours—continued to dominate in New York. However, despite the abundance of one-colour manicures, CND, M.A.C, and Essie produced some very exciting nail-art designs for Fall 2012.
What felt like a week-long whirlwind at the time (and realistically, actually was!) has now come to a close. From wind-tunnel hair to blue cat eyes, a Harper Beckham cameo, and one awesome T-shirt, here’s our top 10 backstage moments from New York Fashion Week.
NYFW Style Snaps: We spot Natalie Portman, Dakota Fanning, Lindsey Wixson, and Nina Garcia outside Marc Jacobs and Rodarte
If this post is any indication, there can really be no cap on how many beautiful people go into one post. From the breathtaking photo of Lindsey Wixson above, to the black and white still of Arizona Muse, to the always beautiful Euro gals Ulyana Sergeenko and Giovanna Battaglia, you’ve certainly got your fill today!
From the prim to awesomely improper, yesterday at New York fashion week was another dizzying day of back-to-back-to-back shows. Let’s drill it down:
The liner notes at Tory Burch’s show yesterday referenced a proper girl who’s come undone by falling in love with the wrong sort of guy. Well, it might have been wrong for the girl, but on the runway it was very, very right. Self confessed, I’ve never prayed to the Burch alter, but the designer’s beautiful Fall collection might just have me changing my tune. Featuring pencil skirts, lacey dresses in wine, emerald, navy, and dusty rose, and some of the loveliest floral appliques and pearl details on done-up cardigans, the collection entered Carey Mulligan territory. Read more »
NYFW style snaps: We spot Emmanuelle Alt, Ashley Greene, Rachel Zoe, and Jane Keltner De Valle at Donna Karan and Phillip Lim
The style snaps continue from the streets of New York! This time around we’re outside Donna Karan and 3.1 Phillip Lim, catching colourful shots of neon—like Sarah Rutson’s bright demin jacket and Miroslava Duma’s tie-dyed Proenza top. Also worth noting: from Rachel Zoe to Joanna Hillman, the statement sunglass still reign supreme.
5 minutes and 5 news nuggets (New stores! A Manolo Blahnik collab!) with J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons and Tom Mora
Early yesterday at the jam-packed J.Crew Fall presentation, I got a peek at what the mega brand was planning. In and amongst the delicious layered, multicoloured looks, I found out some little newsy nuggets that I’m sure you will be thrilled about:
1. J.Crew will open three new Canadian locations in 2012: Vancouver, Edmonton, and Toronto Eaton Centre, all three of which will carry both womenswear and menswear. There will also be a specialty menswear shop coming down the pipe. Read more »
It took less than a split second for me to fall in love with the manicures at Rachel Antonoff’s Fall 2012 presentation. CND tweeted a close-up of the design—which was created to mimic the printed flowers found throughout the collection—and I was hooked. It looks like a cross between a hibiscus and a lotus: wide petals that extend up from the moon of your nail and into a bright-red background. And once you sort out what colours to use it’s an extremely fun design to paint.